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From: Ismail Zayid
To: Halifax Herald
Subject: The conext is there: Naked aggression.
The Chronicle Herald.
Mr. Mark David's charges, [Letter, Oct. 22], are totally baseless. The Israeli forces waged, in May
1948, unprovoked attacks on the Latroun
villages, Imwas, Yalu and Beit Nuba [my own hometown].
These villages were well within the proposed Palestinian Arab state proclaimed
by the UNGA Patition Resolution #181. These
attacks were repulsed by the
of staff of the Israeli army at the time, stated :"
I do not think
Prime Minister Levi Eshkol stated :" The Egyptian layout in the Sinai and the general military build up there testified to a military defensive Egyptian set-up, south of Israel" [ Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, Oct. 18,1967].
Modechai Bentov, an Israeli cabinet minister at the time, stated: " All this story about the danger of extermination [of Israel in June 1967] has been a complete invention and has been blown up a posteriori to justify the annexation of Arab territory" [ Al Hamishmar, 14 April 1972, and quoted in Le Monde, 3 June 1972].
Menachem Begin, a cabinet minister in June 1967,
stated, while prime minister, addressing
It is time that this Israeli illegal occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land, is terminated, having been allowed to stand for 41 years in violation of international law and repeated Security Council resolutions. This , together with Israeli compliance with international law and UN resolutions, is the only way that peace and security can be assured for Israelis and Palestinians in this tortured land.